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Skin cells might be used instead of eggs to stimulate embryo, scientists say

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th January 2018

Study hints at futuristic scenario that could help save endangered animals and even allow male couples to create an embryo Babies may one day be born from embryo attained with skin cells rather than eggs, according to scientists, a potential that could transform not only efforts to save endangered animals but also human fertility treatment. […]

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Life expectancy rises 10 years across world, but more suffer in old age

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th January 2018

As Aids and malaria deaths drop, 70% of deaths are now caused by cancers that often have lifestyle origins, survey finds Life expectancy has increased by 10 years across the globe in the past 35 years, thanks in part to efforts to treat infectious diseases such as Aids and malaria, but diet, obesity and drug […]

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The pill is linked to depression- and doctors can no longer ignore it | Holly Grigg-Spall

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th January 2018

Hormonal contraceptives are used by 3.5 million women in the UK alone. The medical establishment must stop dismissing health risks they carry A newly published study from the University of Copenhagen has confirmed a is connected with hormonal contraceptives and depression. The largest of its kind, with one million Danish girls between the ages of […]

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Droning delivers abortion pills to Northern Irish females

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th January 2018

Police monitored stunt by pro-choice activists, who flew aircraft from Republic of Ireland, but took no action Pro-choice activists have delivered abortion pill to women in Northern Ireland using a drone. The stunt aimed to highlight the strict statutes around terminations on both sides of the Irish border. Courtney Robinson, 18, from Belfast, who took […]

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Natural selection may prefer younger mothers and higher BMI in humen

Published in Odd and Fun on 1st January 2018

New study suggests evolution is still acting on contemporary humen, although over many generations and very weakly As humen continue to evolve, natural selection appears to be preferring higher body mass indicator( BMI) in men and an earlier age for starting a family in girls, research has revealed. Researchers use data from the UK Biobank, […]

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Amal Clooney’s maternity wardrobe: more important than genocide?

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th December 2017

The medias attempts to reduce the human rights lawyer to her physical appearance and biological function is the definition of sexism. Plus, a quick guide to mermaid hair Amal Clooneys maternity wardrobe is very smart. Why cant all pregnant women dress this style ? Richard, by email Because they want to upset you, Richard. In […]

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Men, we need to talk about sperm | Geeta Nargund

Published in Odd and Fun on 29th December 2017

Stories of older celebrity fathers belie the truth. There is a male biological clock, and we have to break the taboo around it Infertility has for far too long been treated as an all-female issue. Yet in about half of the cases for the one in six couples in this country who are experiencing problems […]

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Life expectancy rises 10 years across globe, but more suffer in old age

Published in Odd and Fun on 29th December 2017

As Aids and malaria demises fell, 70% of deaths are now caused by diseases that often have lifestyle origins, survey finds Life expectancy has increased by 10 years across the globe in the past 35 years, thanks in part to efforts to treat infectious diseases such as Aids and malaria, but diet, obesity and drug […]

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14 -year-old girl who died of cancer wins right to be cryogenically frozen

Published in Odd and Fun on 24th December 2017

Judge backs UK mother in allowing body of teenage daughter, who died of cancer, to be preserved in US a process her estranged father opposed A 14 -year-old girl who said before dying of cancer that she wanted a chance to live longer has been allowed by the high court to have her body cryogenically […]

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Margaret Atwood: Plastics are poisoning us. We need change , now

Published in Odd and Fun on 23rd December 2017

In a new series marking the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation, the novelist calls for a insurrection against petrochemical polymers Ah, the Reformation. And then, unavoidably, the Counter-Reformation. We remember them, kind of, especially after reading Dissolution, CJ Sansoms detective thriller about the shutting down of and , not incidentally, the looting of rich […]

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